All personal injury cases need to be taken care of right away. You want to do this fast because they can help walk you through the steps to take. If you wait too long to do something, your case could be ruined. In this blog well cover the different type of personal injury cases that can occur. Here at Joey Gilbert Law, we work with the client and not for the client because we care about your best interests.
Car accidents are the most common personal injury cases. About 3 million people are injured in car accidents every year in the United States. They can be tricky depending on how bad the accident is. Normally it’s the careless driver’s fault. If you are not severely injured and can contact a lawyer that should be the first step, unless, you need to see a doctor right away.
Medical malpractice is when a doctor or health care professional does not follow standards that are set and leads to the injury of a patient. Medical malpractice can happen in all kinds of different ways. If you have been to a doctor and came out worse than when you went in, you might have a case. If you are unsure if you fall under this category, talk to one of our lawyers or read more on medical malpractice here.
Slip and Fall
In slip and fall cases its pretty self-explanatory. If you slip, fall, and get hurt, then you might have a case. It’s the owner’s or renter’s responsibility to keep the area safe. If there are hazards that caused the injury, then odds are you have a case. Its always good to talk to an expert to get things organized and understand the law and how much you are entitled too. Remember not all injuries will lead to a case.
Dog bites fall under personal injury because they are injuring you. In most cases, the owner will be responsible for injuries that were caused by the dog. Although, Nevada is one of the few states that has the one bite rule. Meaning you have to prove this isn’t the first time the dog has acted aggressive.
Assault, Battery and other Intentional Torts
Injuries can happen in all kinds of different ways and assault; batter and other intentional torts can be a reason. Often times when these are involved, there are other legal matters that are taking place. These legal actions are why it is important to talk to a lawyer right away. This type of injury is often not from carelessness like many of the other ones that we have discussed.
Make sure to speak to a personal injury attorney right away. Personal injury can be tricky, and we can help you get fully compensated for any injury that has occurred to you. Make sure to give us a call right away to get things squared away. Contact us at (775) 210-1501 if you have been injured.